McBroom, Markkanen bills would authorize sale of former Ojibway Correctional Facility | Senator Ed McBroom
The surprise closure of the Ojibway Correctional Facility was a loss to the people of Marenisco and Gogebic County. The impact of the prison’s closure has been felt deep and wide. In addition to the prison jobs lost, area businesses have lost out on tens of millions of dollars in economic activity through no fault of their own and families have moved away. The ripple effects of the closure are still being felt.
We are still advocating with the state for funding that was promised to help with economic development in the area following the closure. Along those lines, it’s time for the state to sell the property to a private company that will actually work to rebuild, repurpose and reemploy hardworking U.P. residents. Let’s get this done.
—with State Representative Greg Markkanen
LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Greg Markkanen on Wednesday announced new legislation that would allow the state to sell the former Ojibway Correctional Facility, which was hastily shuttered…